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Sea Eagles duo Cheyse Blair and Tony Satini talk about their experiences in the Inaugural Auckland Nines competition over the weekend.

Both outside backs revealed that they enjoyed the fast-paced game despite the overall result and would do it all again next season.

The Sea Eagles were unable to advance past the group stages in the weekend-long tournament, missing out on for-and-against to bow out early.

In front of almost 50,000 screaming fans on each day, the tournament proved a huge success not only amongst the supporters but as well the players.

The unlimited interchange rule meant that players were able to produce their explosive best in short stints, something centre Blair particularly enjoyed.

“It was a good experience. It’s tough, it’s hot, I think the best way to do it is to get out there and give it all you got, and when you’re stuffed you out your hand up and god for a rest,” He said.

Satini, who made his debut for the club, admitted it was an unusual feeling as he ran out onto the field in maroon and white but loved playing at his new club.

“It was pretty good. It was a bit weird wearing the clothes and new colours but it was a good out there,” Satini said.

“The atmosphere was crazy. That was the first time playing in front of a massive crowd like that, so I got some goose bumps.”

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